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Kingdoms of Elyria

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You cannot lose backer positions through participation in Kingdoms of Elyria.[1]

Sometime after v3.0 of the website we'll be releasing a web-based portal that will allow players to play the Dance of Dynasties.[2] It'll enable players to form and change alliances, declare wars, fight for shared resources, and even invest in research.At the moment, the plan is for KoE to be a top-down, 2D graphical overlay game - likely built with Unity, much like a traditional Kingdom Management game. From this birds-eye view, the players will be able to open up the UI to change laws, alter manufacturing goals, set new tax rates, and specify technology to research.

In the event that someone was to obtain a casus belli, this perspective allows someone to direct markers to indicate where the armies should mobilize. It even allows the players to send couriers to mobilized military to change their orders.

Kingdom of Elyria focuses on the following mechanics:

  • Government
  • Laws (Implicit Contracts)
  • Research & Technology
  • Settlement Building
  • Reputation / Fame
  • Economy[3]

Kingdoms of Elyria will begin approximately 90 Elyrian years before the Exposition[4]. The actions that take place during Kingdoms of Elyria will quite literally be writing the recent history of the servers. As you can imagine, Kingdoms of Elyria will come after selection of Kingdoms, Duchies, Counties, and settlements, as well as selection of custom family names. The aristocracy and nobility that participate in the Kingdoms of Elyria game will be playing as their noble houses, 2-3 generations before the birth of their first character in Chronicles of Elyria. To protect the identity of the players, the KoE game will be entirely "in-character", with no visible indication of which player corresponds to which noble houses.

Kingdoms of Elyria is intended for the nobility and aristocracy. But what about the gentry or other players in Exposition who want to participate in the game and testing? They will have their chance through ElyriaMUD.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Walsh, Jeromy "Caspian" - IRC
  2. Kickstarter Update #34 - Kingdoms, Chronicles, and Mud
  3. Developer Journal 19: Pre-Alpha Experiences, https://chroniclesofelyria.com/blog/17384/DJ-19-PreAlpha-Experiences, 2/23/17
  4. Kickstarter Update #55 - By Leaps and Bounds 9 February 2017